Every death due to COVID-19 is one too many. Every job lost is also one too many. Every bankruptcy is one too many, and every business that permanently closes its doors due to coronavirus is one too many. Every suicide borne out of depression or anxiety spawned by COVID-19 is one too many. The COVID-19…

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by Frank Williams COVID-19, also known as the novel coronavirus, has dominated news coverage and virtually all other conversation over the past two weeks. The state and federal governments have issued guidance and, in some cases, sweeping executive orders to protect against the spread of this virus. How to Approach COVID-19 Some are completely disregarding…

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[May 24, 2019] — In recent media accounts coverage of the tentative, pending transfer of EMS services in the Leland area from the Town of Leland / Leland Fire & Rescue to Brunswick County EMS, members of the Leland Town Council have said “I can’t believe they would do this,” “I’m not happy about this,…

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Last August, the Brunswick County Board of Commissioners appointed members to the newly-formed Brunswick County Fire Commission (click here for info). As this article from the State Port Pilot and this article from the Star-News reveal, the Fire Commission has become somewhat contentious.   I recently signed a letter on behalf of the Board of…

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With the appointment of 18 new members at Monday’s Board of Commissioners meeting, Brunswick County’s Fire Commission is ready to move forward. The Fire Commission, which was created June 19, includes 20 members made up of local officials, fire chiefs, and citizen appointees. Among those appointed are Commissioner Pat Sykes, Commissioner Mike Forte, citizen appointees…

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The Brunswick County Board of Commissioners unanimously adopted the following resolution at its regular meeting on Monday, June 19, 2017. Click here to view the signed resolution as a PDF. RESOLUTION REQUESTING INSTALLATION OF A TRAFFIC SIGNAL AT THE INTERSECTION OF SR 1438 (LANVALE ROAD) AND SR 1437 (OLD FAYETTEVILLE ROAD) WHEREAS, the Brunswick County…

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On Monday, June 5, 2017 the Brunswick County Board of Commissioners unanimously voted to shift some fire district lines in northern Brunswick County, as follows: – Move areas on Mt. Misery Road west of 140, including Bluffs on the Cape Fear, from the Leland rural fire district to a newly created Navassa VFD rural district.…

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The Brunswick County Board of Commissioners recently voted to request legislation to modify our county’s fire fee structure. Reports in the media and on social media have offered incomplete and inaccurate representations of the action we took. Below are the facts, which I hope will shed light on the action taken and the rationale behind…

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BOLIVIA, N.C. — The bypass around the break in the water main that carries water from the Kings Bluff Pump Station to several water treatment plants, including Brunswick County’s Northwest Water Treatment Plant, is operational. The bypass will ensure that a greater volume of water is transported to water treatment plants than was being transported…

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BOLIVIA — Brunswick County is under a State of Emergency and water conservation measures are imperative for all public water users after attempts at a temporary fix to a broken water main did not work. Crews worked until 1 a.m. this morning, but the attempted band sleeve, which would have been a temporary repair to…

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